Posted by Anthony - OH on March 25, 2001 at 20:22:07:
I’d hire an attorney quick.
When the tenant ran into the house to avoid the police and DRUGS were involved, then the police can now TAKE the property because it was involved in a drug related incident.
Now because the owner of the property had no idea that drug related crimes were being commited in the house (the tenant hid there), The landlord can now sue the police to get the property back, but the landlord is not entitled to anything else and cannot sue for damages.
This is the latest I’ve heard on the subject. Every police department in my area has at least 2 converted police cars that they got from confiscating cars from drug related crimes. Camaro’s, Firebirds, S-10’s, etc.
One S-10 pickup, painted like a police car has the license plate “GOTCHA”.